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Job Opportunity - Gardener ( Derby City Council) ej

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Course Title:

Job Opportunity - Gardener ( Derby City Council) ej

Course Number:

LUNK N91144


Kedleston Road Training & Development Centre

Learning Area:

Preparation for life


Level 1


Chris Walker, Javaid Iqbal, Jenny Gilbert, Shabana Hussain

Start Date:

19 April 2021

End Date:

29 April 2021

Session Time(s):

Monday between 09:30 and 12:30
Tuesday between 09:30 and 12:30
Wednesday between 09:30 and 12:30
Thursday between 09:30 and 12:30

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 8 and 12 learners.


NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

Derby City Council is looking for gardeners to join their Streetpride team.  This 2-week training course will help you understand more about the role and if this is the career for you.  On the course you will have help with identifying your skills and support with writing an application form.  Training on key aspects of working, including Health and Safety in the workplace.  Plus, an opportunity to talk to staff who are already doing this job, to find out what it is like to be part of the Grounds Maintenance Team

Give yourself a competitive advantage in looking for work. This programme can boost your confidence, update your skills and knowledge, and help you gain a qualification to put on your CV.  The course will help you build up your confidence in applying for a range of vacancies.

This self-paced, on-line programme allows you to learn at your own pace with the support of a qualified tutor. You will undertake a range of modules to make up your Aims Level 1 Employability Certificate, these include:

  • Understanding how to be successful
  • Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Employment Skills
  • Customer Service Skills

Further ongoing support from the Derby City Council Employment Hub will be available if you are not successful in securing a role. 

The course will take place at the Kedleston Road Training Centre.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

Yes, an AIM Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills 

Who is the course for?

Anyone interested in pursuing a career as a gardener.  It is preferable that you have a full category B driving licence if you wish to apply for the vacancies with Streetpride.

What do I need to bring?

A pen and paper should you want to make notes. 

Are there any additional costs?

See information on fees and exemptions.

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

At the end of each unit for the Certificate in Employability Skills there is an exam to test your knowledge.

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support. Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

You can progress to any of the other Personal Development or general interest courses offered by DALS at this time.

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

Aims E-learning programme. Other On-line Employability courses on offer currently. 

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:   meet  enjoy  learn  achieve .

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations. These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Kedleston Road Training & Development Centre


184 Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GT


Ample Car Parking
Cycle Parking Available

Disability Support:

Disabled access to Ground Floor
Limited Upstairs access
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available


Drinks Machine
Snack Machine
Learners to bring their own refreshments


Crèche Unavailable


Take Kedleston Road A6 from Derby towards Matlock for approx. one and a half miles from the city centre. The venue is on the right hand side, opposite the Jonty Farmer Pub (just prior to the turn off for the A38). 01332 956370 or 01332 956565

Bus Routes:

Allestree Bus (Trent Barton). Also No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during term time.

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Kedleston Road Centre

Opening Times:

For Kedleston Road Center please contact the Rycote Center on 01332 956370


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Telephone No:

01332 956370


By Email

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